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Looking for a Plot

Started by Ray and Darren Marshall-Sewell. Last reply by Nancy Sampson Apr 14. 1 Reply

Good Evening All.We have been refused a local allotment is Wells (Wookey Hole).We are keen to find a plot somewhere that we can use to grow food etc. Happy for it to be a share etc.Can anyone help…Continue

Connect with your community

Started by Alive Feb 7, 2018. 0 Replies

Older people living in care are twice as likely to experience loneliness as those in the community.We are looking for friendly volunteers with an interest in helping others to gardening, to support…Continue

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Can You Help Combat Loneliness?

Started by Alive Nov 29, 2017. 0 Replies

Growing Support are looking for friendly volunteers with interests in gardening and supporting people, to help older people and people with dementia take part in gardening activities.  You will…Continue

Join our volunteers!

Started by Alive Aug 17, 2017. 0 Replies

We're looking for friendly volunteers to join our team working hard to enable people with dementia to stay physically and socially active.Join us and make a valuable contribution to your community,…Continue

Latest update from Dawn Marshall about potential community growing projects in Binegar & Gurney Slade...


Notes from First Meeting, August 22nd 2012

Well, we had a happy and constructive first meeting with Kim providing homemade cookies.  We are more a plug plant that a thriving bush but we are big enough to make a start.  Six of us came to the meeting and 2 more telephoned beforehand.  We discussed lots of ideas just three of which are:

  • A community orchard on the Batch
  • Developing wildlife planting at Binegar Bottom to include black poplars and the new strain of English elm
  • Reinstating and developing Clark’s Pool

However, we decided to start small and have chosen one practical, high visibility project to start with, plus setting up a garden-share scheme.

The Project is to create planting at the two A37 approaches to our two villages.  Kim is going to research some wood she thinks might be available for making planters and Eddy, the gardening professional amongst us, is going to come up with planting suggestions.  We will be looking for someone to build the planters.  After that we hope more of you will join us and we can send down our roots and put suckers up all over the two villages with edible, beautiful and wildlife friendly planting to please everyone.

Want to join in?  Contact us on gurneygoesgreen@outlook.com

 

The Garden Share Scheme will aim to match people who want a patch to work with those who have gardens which they are prepared to share for whatever reason.  Maybe you are an experienced gardener who cannot any longer manage your plot – you could share both your garden and your experience with someone who has the time and desire to grow but has not got a garden.  Or you may have a good sized garden but no inclination to garden but be happy to give someone else the chance to grow in return for keeping your garden looking good and perhaps a taste of the produce.

Get in touch with us if you want a garden or have one to share and we will put you in contact with eachother.  Contact us on gurneygoesgreen@outlook.com

This could be the start of something big so get in touch and/or come along to our next meeting on 10 October – we will be gathering in the George at 8pm.  You don’t have to do major things unless you want to – yes, we will need digging and planting and maintaining but we will also need seeds growing on, reseach, admin, ideas.  Come on, make friends and beautiful villages and have fun.

Dawn Marshall

 

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